A young man dead in a motorcycle accident

Thursday, 11 July 2019 - 12:23


When a motorcycle which was travelling from Padalangala towards Sooriyawewa collided head on with a tipper truck near the Sooriyawewa D 10 junction day before yesterday afternoon, the Sooriyawewa Police said the motorcyclist had died on the spot.

The victim was a 24 year old resident of Sooriyawewa named Peduru Arachchige Siridu Neil Ranaweera.

A tipper transporting earth from Sooriyawewa to Padalangala on the correct side of the road had been hit by the motorcyclist who could not control his excessive speed.

The front wheel of the motorcycle had broken away and got separated in the accident and the face of the motorcyclist was severely injured.

The tipper and the driver of the tipper have been taken into custody by the Police in connection with the accident and the driver is to be produced before the Embilipitiya Magistrate’s Court.

It has been revealed during initial Police investigations that the careless riding of the motorcyclist had resulted in this accident.

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